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When I used Photoshop in the past (before CC was introduced), I had invested a lot of money in actions and styles that were essential for my daily tasks, especially for clients who required club flyers and CD covers. Nowadays, I use tools like OFFEO, RELAYTHAT, and CANVA for some clients who prefer those apps for their final projects. I am interested in Affinity Photo or Designer and their potential advantages. The latest update of Pixelmator Pro has added Canva-like features, including templates. Even Adobe is moving towards an automated design engine that can be manipulated for fast delivery. I am wondering if Affinity apps have something similar to actions and styles, as it would be great to create reusable templates and styles for whole setups. Are there any plans to introduce such features in Affinity apps? I have found that I can design a template in PowerPoint and upload it to Canva for editing without any issues, but exporting the same template from Affinity Designer as a PDF did not work as smoothly.

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Well, Affinity Designer has templates, too. Basically any Designer document can be a template, and you can make them available in the New Document dialog by adding the folder you store them in.

Then there's the Assets panel that allows you to store arbitrary objects (or groups of objects) as assets for reuse, sorted in categories and subcategories. Even artboards can be saved as assets, so you can basically store entire layouts and reuse them by just dragging them out of the Assets panel. Additionally, Designer can save styles, text styles (character and paragraph), color palettes and swatches that you frequently use.

So, I'm not sure if I understand your question, but since most of these features have been around since version 1, I wonder what else you expect from Designer. Does it not already offer you a pretty powerful way of reusing different aspects of existing designs with the tools just mentioned?

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19 hours ago, kaffeeundsalz said:

So, I'm not sure if I understand your question

You didn’t understand. That’s ok. By the way I use all those amazing features and one of my favorites is the one that let me sync content! 

Let me try again describing a possible escenario:

I would like to use Affinity Photo or Designer to write a message on a square art board using the Arial font. The message should say "50% on every item! Summer Sale!" I want to have the option to choose from a variety of design compositions specifically made for text, and each time I select an option, I should see different designs to choose from. Once I find a composition I like, I should be able to customize it according to my preferences. Essentially, I'm looking for pre-designed layout and style options that can be applied to any text I write on the art board.

Hope is easier to understand now.

 

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1 hour ago, albertkinng said:

... I want to have the option to choose from a variety of design compositions specifically made for text, and each time I select an option, I should see different designs to choose from. Once I find a composition I like, I should be able to customize it according to my preferences. Essentially, I'm looking for pre-designed layout and style options that can be applied to any text I write on the art board.

So basically something like the "Styles" panel but instead as a popup-list with a sort of live preview of the already defined applicable text design effects and an ease way of changing those on the fly.

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There is nothing like that in Affinity, and if you want something like that you should be making a Feature Request in the Feedback section of the forum.

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